- to expel from the legal profession or from the bar of a particular court.
Origin of disbar
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debar, suspend, exclude.
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Examples from the Web for disbar
Its equivalent would be almost enough to disbar a man in law, or to ruin him in medicine.A Singular Life
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
- to deprive of the status of barrister; expel from the Bar
Disbar is sometimes wrongly used where debar is meant: he was debarred (not disbarred) from attending meetings
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Word Origin and History for disbar
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